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Travel Nurse Interview Questions

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Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas, including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

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Travel Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  2. 2.

    Travel nurses are often required to work odd shifts. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

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    What about your work feeds your spirit?

  4. 4.

    Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, how did you handle it?

  5. 5.

    In addition to providing care to ill clients, nurses must attend to stressed out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

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    Salary is often commensurate with experience. How do you feel about someone with more experience than you having a higher salary but doing the same job?

  7. 7.

    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills? Building strong relationships is essential for success of any business. The healthcare industry is no exception. Share why you think you have good relationship building skills.

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    Can you recall a time when you had a disagreement with a co-worker or boss? If so, how was it resolved?

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    Tell me about a time you had to communicate bad news to a patient. How did you effectively communicate that news and what was the outcome?

  10. 10.

    What measures did you take to prepare yourself for the travel demands that this career requires?

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    What motivates you to do a good job?

  12. 12.

    In your position now, knowing what you do, what would you say to someone who is just now starting a nursing career?

  13. 13.

    Do you have any specialty nursing certifications?

  14. 14.

    What is something you learned from your previous boss?

  15. 15.

    How do you prioritize when multiple patients and procedures demand your attention at once?

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    Some travel nurses are assigned to well-child clinics. Have you ever done wellness exams or given immunizations to pediatric patients?

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    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  18. 18.

    What made you decide on a career as a travel nurse?

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    What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to have?

  20. 20.

    Has there ever been a time when you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it?

  21. 21.

    What are some things that you do to keep your medical records portfolio up to date?

  22. 22.

    Have you ever had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

  23. 23.

    How would your coworkers describe you?

  24. 24.

    Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

  25. 25.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  26. 26.

    Have you ever considered choosing a different specialty?

  27. 27.

    When did you first decide to become a nurse, and why?

  28. 28.

    Why do you think nurses often report experiencing 'burn out' and what do you do to help try to prevent that?

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    Nursing requires a great deal of physical exertion and travel nurses work in various positions. Are you comfortable with physically demanding assignments?

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    How would you respond to an emergency situation at work?